Since the SECURE Act passed in December of 2019, several clients have reached out regarding the so-called “10 Year Rule” which stipulates all retirement assets must be distributed to certain beneficiaries within 10 years of the client’s passing.
With a presidential election just around the corner, many investors are looking for clues as to which way stocks may go. The following articles by Dimensional provide an historical perspective on presidential elections and the stock market. The results may surprise you, and should reinforce the benefits of taking a long-term approach to investing.
Even when the economy isn’t closed due to a pandemic, many employers find meeting their contribution obligations to their employer-sponsored retirement plans a challenge to honor. Employers will need to start looking at ways to free up cash and reduce overhead while we wait and hope for revenues to start flowing in again.
Managing a concentrated stock position involves more than just knowing a little about stocks and trying to predict the market. Concentrated stock can be accumulated in many ways and can bring with it risk hurtful to your portfolio, and to your pride. Having a plan in place customized to your unique stock concentration issues can help achieve your financial goals.
Turbulent markets affect not only your portfolio, but your livelihood. As we continue to monitor this unsettling time we also see opportunity. The economic downturn coupled with historically low interest rates may provide unique wealth transfer opportunities.
Unless you own or operate a financial services company, giving out financial advice is probably way outside the scope of your usual responsibilities. But your employees need help, particularly those who have been impacted financially by the pandemic. So, what can you do?